Option 1: Offer free shipping
eBay recommends that you list your item with free shipping to make it more attractive to potential buyers. If you offer free shipping, you'll be charged the lowest available shipping rate. As an eBay seller, you'll receive discounts on pickup and packaging, as well as access to USPS Commercial Base or Commercial Plus rates.
- Recommended for high value items, where shipping costs can be included in the item's purchase price
- Great for small and lightweight items, when you anticipate shipping costs will be low
Option 2: Charge actual cost
Select 'Charge actual cost' or 'Calculated' shipping and eBay will determine your shipping price based on your item's dimensions and your buyer's location.
- Ideal for heavy, fragile, or oddly-shaped items when shipping costs are difficult to determine in advance